MANILA, Philippines: Thea Gagate and La Salle Lady Spykers came out with a dose of their fresh-cut hair to show a fierce and mixed character to dominate Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball Tournament.
For the past few years, Lady Spykers have been cutting their hair short as part of the Ramil de Jesus tradition. After a disappointing three-straight loss to the undefeated leader National University last Thursday, it’s time for Gaggate, Leah Malaluan, Justin Zazareno and La Salle to play a new breed of short hair style.
Their new looks have inspired them to show what Lady Spykers really are capable of.
“It simply came to our notice then. Because we want change, ”said Gaggett in Filipino.
“We’re glad we got a good result and somehow, we were able to reintroduce ourselves and show the true character of Lady Spykers.”
The Lady Spikers lost to Lady Tamaroos 25-23, 25-13, 25-14 before crawling 13-20 in the first set to reveal their impressive form. And hold their No. 3 spot at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday evening.
La Salle assistant coach Benson Bokbok, speaking on behalf of De Jesus, said they were all happy that their wards had finally shown the true character of a Lady Spyker, came back from the brink, fought a huge deficit and closed a set.
In a balanced attack by the Lady Spikers, it was Gaggett who stood at the top with 14 points, including a game-high of five blocks that surpassed the FEU frontline with only two kill blocks.
“I am very happy with my performance today because I was able to contribute to the blocking, which is my number one responsibility as a middle blocker,” said the 6-foot-2 middle blocker, who was also good at attacking, hitting nine. -of-18 murders.
But for BuckBook, this is the beginning of the rise of Gaggett because the best has not yet come for the 21-year-old and young Lady Spyker, showing the team’s traditional short hair and fierce attitude inside the court.
“Of course, we want to get more. We always tell our players that they played great. We hope for more and we push for more. We know they can show more and play better. They just need the right time and opportunity, ”he said. “It’s just the beginning for Thea.”
La Salle, which is currently third with 6-3 cards, wants to maintain its momentum against the University of the Philippines (4-5) on Tuesday.
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